i remember throwing an almighty strop because my infant school boyfriend got a love heart saying ‘sugar lips’ from my so-called best friend. similarly, you had to be careful not to encourage anyone desperate so would make sure they got a suitably neutral message ‘hi there’ or ‘whats up?’ usually did the trick.
a well-timed love heart could get you the plum role of princess leia or princess from battle of the planets, whilst the other girls got stuck playing hopscotch. playground politics at its best.
sweet associations in music are sometimes innocent, sometimes obvious and sometimes….ll cool j (see below).
aaron skyy – chocolate
long lost neo soul artist aaron sounds a bit identikit on this track, but it could just be the now dated early 00s sound.
anthony hamilton – icing on the cake
anthony likes to sing about food and girls who like their grub.
cameo – candy
much sampled 80s classic from codpiece and co.
city high – caramel
mellow club track from 2002.
edwin birdsong – cola bottle baby
used recently by daft punk and now resampled by kanye west for his new track ‘stronger’.
juicy – sugar free
slinky mid 80s jheri curl soul cut.
kelis – milkshake
the first and only song i ever heard about milkshake…
ll cool j – pink cookies in a plastic bag
what? pink cookies? don’t even try to decipher this one…
new edition – popcorn love
continuing where candy girl left off. so cute.
r.kelly and public announcement – honey love
overlooked single from r.kelly and PA’s debut in 1991.
shabba ranks and patra – ice cream love
remake of old reggae track. somehow shabba and ice cream seem wrong together.
sylvers – cotton candy
typically sweet 70s boy band soul.